It can take less than a second for someone to form a firm impression of you, according to recent studies which found that a quick assessment of facial features, clothing, demeanour and situation can stabilise into a long-term judgement on someone's personality. One area in which this makes a huge difference is recruitment. So, how can a prospective employer make better judgements, and how can an applicant get a fair appraisal, in the awkward ritual of the formal job interview? Join is a London-based startup that aims to change this, by introducing groups of graduate job candidates to prospective employers over a meal. Ricardo Tannus, the company's founder, explains - over dinner at Senor Ceviche, a Peruvian restaurant in Fitzrovia that is one of several used by Join for its introductions - that companies “sign up with us via our website, and tell us what kind of role they’re recruiting for, and about their organisation’s culture and values,” while … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight How dining out could land you a new job
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Jordan Pickford has revealed Marco Silva wants him to act as Everton's sweeper as the Blues boss tries to employ an aggressive pressing style. But Pickford says the Portuguese coach is still happy for him to hit the ball long when he has it in order for Everton to play off from second balls. The 24-year-old says his game is based on a type of “risk management” that Silva has only tweaked while the club's goalkeeping coach, Hugo Oliveira, tries to add elements of a European style to his technique. “If the lads are higher up in the pitch and are in their final third, if they counter on us and play a ball over the top, I'm more front foot based to sweep up,” Pickford explains. “But I would say I was quite that anyway. “As for playing out from the back he encourages that a bit more but it's not always about playing from the back, it's risk management, the risk factor of it. “So Marco isn't always on about playing out from the back everytime because … [Read more...] about Jordan Pickford has a new job now Silva is here
A leading Tory has resigned from a key role at a council run by his mum. Coun Michael Green has stepped down from the cabinet at South Ribble where his mother Mary is leader.Coun Green (inset), who is also a cabinet member on Lancashire County Council, says a heavy workload at County Hall has made it increasingly difficult for him to do both jobs at the same time.“I have an important portfolio at LCC, with responsibility for economic development, environment and planning,” he told the Post. “This role is becoming busier, so I will be working hard on many projects which will be very important for our local residents.”Coun Green’s departure from the top table at South Ribble after just 15 weeks was described as “a huge loss” by the council’s deputy leader Coun Caroline Moon, who joined the cabinet at the same time as him in mid-May.“I know Michael has a big workload and he did say at a recent group meeting he was considering whether … [Read more...] about South Ribble Tory quits a top job in mum’s council team
I have a 132 VW Cross Polo with 71,000kms on the clock, which I want to trade in against an automatic SUV. Driver support seating is important for my back. I am interested in a hybrid to save on fuel costs and tax rate, and need an automatic because I have restricted use at times of my left foot. A five-seater is fine as it is for two older adults. Am finding it difficult to navigate the full range of SUVs and so far have test driven a Ford EcoSport and a Hyundai Kona Premium, which I liked but found expensive. Gillian: You didn't mention how much you have to spend but, assuming a new automatic EcoSport and Kona are out of budget (both around €30k), I will go with options around €20k to €25k. Other automatic, nice specced small SUV models to consider are: Nissan Juke 1.6SV CVT, €24,195; Opel Crossland X 1.2 SE auto, €25,995; Renault Captur 1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav EDC, €24,890; Seat Arona 1.0 TSi SE DSG, €22,575; and Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ-T auto, … [Read more...] about Auto SUV? A €55k saloon? Second car? 182 or 191 buy? A new-job motor?
The opening of a cool new ice cream parlour in Chaddesden has been delayed by around six months, it has been revealed. Scoops Express will now open its new unit on Nottingham Road - next to Domino's Pizza - in October this year. Derbyshire Live reported last year how the ice cream restaurant was expected to open around March or April of this year after being granted planning permission from Derby City Council. Scoops Express sells a wide range of puddings, ice creams and milkshakes, which are available to eat in or take-away. The firm has another branch in Normanton Road, Derby and another in Nottingham. The unit it is taking over was formerly occupied by the Kam Yin Chinese and Cantonese take-away store. But due to building complications, the opening date has been forced to be pushed back. Scoops Express owner Aftab Rehman told Derbyshire Live the building's renovation is a far bigger project than first expected. "Building work is currently being undertaken at the premises, he said. … [Read more...] about This is when a new ice cream parlour is coming to Chaddesden